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Friday Fly Day - Five Reasons To Grab A Caddis Dry Fly

Friday Fly Day - Five Reasons To Grab A Caddis Dry Fly

We have all fished caddis patterns no doubt at some point in time and I often ask why people don’t fish them more?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/20/2020
Techy Thursday - Kiwi Nymphing Techniques With Rob Vaz

Techy Thursday - Kiwi Nymphing Techniques With Rob Vaz

Recently I have been promoting Euro/Czech Nymphing with my buddy Johnny Gummer not because it is the only method however it is another string to the anglers bow, very effective in catching fish and a whole new way to get excited about fly fishing while re-discovering water that you may have found void of fish..... Read more

by Rob Vaz on 11/19/2020
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Riparian Camo Gear

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Riparian Camo Gear

Give yourself an edge on the fish this summer with some new gear from the Simms Riparian Camo range..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/18/2020
Team Tuesday - Juvenile Black Marlin on the Primal Mega 10

Team Tuesday - Juvenile Black Marlin on the Primal Mega 10

I started Fishing Fraser Island back in the late 90's, when I was around 20 years of age, reading mags like Fishing World and Flylife.... Read more

by Brent Hancock on 11/17/2020
Manic Monday - Fast Isn't Always Best: The Scott G-Series Review

Manic Monday - Fast Isn't Always Best: The Scott G-Series Review

With all the fuss over fast fly rods these days, apprehensive would be an accurate description of how I was feeling when I started yearning for something a little slower than the fast five I was using. Don’t get me wrong.... Read more

by Thomas Clancy on 11/16/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Brown Beetles Are Here

Friday Fly Day - The Brown Beetles Are Here

It’s that time of year again when our grassland waters come alive with the first of the terrestrial action. Yes, its Brown Beetle time!.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/13/2020
Techy Thursday - Three Tips For Fly Fishing In Low Water

Techy Thursday - Three Tips For Fly Fishing In Low Water

Today I guided Blue and Clive onto a headwater stream a million miles back into the hills only to arrive and find it well below normal flows. Gin clear and a still, blue top day. Boy, things were going to be challenging....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 11/12/2020
2020 National Pairs Championships Report

2020 National Pairs Championships Report

30 anglers have battled it out over two days of friendly competition in Sport Fly Fishing New Zealand’s (SFFNZ) annual flagship event, the National Pairs tournament..... Read more

by Guest Blogger on 11/10/2020
Pure Fly NZ Series 3 - Mackenzie Mayhem

Pure Fly NZ Series 3 - Mackenzie Mayhem

The duo of Jeff Forsee and Ronan Creane, Pure Fly NZ regulars, take a late season foray to these spectacular waters..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 11/02/2020
Techy Thursday - How To Net That Fish

Techy Thursday - How To Net That Fish

That crucial moment, getting that fish into the net. So much hard work has been put in to get to this moment, from the early planning stages pouring over maps, the new gear, the travel, cast, hook set and strenuous battle. Now’s not the time to fluff it up....... Read more

by Chris Dore on 10/29/2020